i always tell myself not to try new dishes when i invite friends over for dinner.. but i still do. sometimes they turn out really good, other times they don't. tan and i have been wanting to try homemade sushi so i watched a few youtube tutorials, grabbed some recipes online, and figured i knew what i was doing.
i couldn't find any bamboo pads so we had to roll them by hand. i also used long rice which doesn't get very sticky. trying to fry them in tempura batter was funny. i substituted eel sauce with teriyaki, which was fine, but it had a slightly different taste. we used smoked salmon, crab salad and coconut shrimp as our fish. nothing raw. all in all, it all turned out good, thanks to everyone's help! it wasn't restaurant status, yet. but you just wait, we want to give it another try next week :) we topped off our japanese night with a very traditional chocolate chip cookie-reeses-brownie dessert. recipe found here. thanks drew and megan for bringing dumplings and edamame! a double thanks to megan for giving me a super sexy swimsuit! it's adorable and i can't wait to wear it!!